Made in China: challenge and innovation in China's vocational and technical education system

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Author: Stewart, Vivien


Substantial challenges confront Chinese policy makers as they consider how to rebuild their vocational education and training (VET) system to support economic transformation. This report finds that despite world-leading academic performance in Shanghai schools, educational opportunities and outcomes across the country remain highly uneven. With the largest population in the world, and now the world's second largest economy, China will need a more skilled and productive labor force to break free from its current reliance on a low-cost, low-skill manufacturing for export economic model,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Governance; Economics; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Education and training reform; Economic development; Outcomes of education and training; Human capital; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Asia; China

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Center on Education and the Economy, 2015

Physical description: 44 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 120.830

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